The Prime Minister's spokesman has defended the decision to choose Canadian Mark Carney to be the next Governor of the Bank of England.
Asked whether any potential British candidates were tainted by the banking collapse of 2008, he said: "He (Mr Carney) has a very strong track record and the right expertise.
"He brings a wealth of experience."
Mark Carney, the next Governor of the Bank of England has revealed some clues to his approach to the job during a speech in Canada.
Despite boasting the role was advertised externally for the first time, the Chancellor worked hard to lure Canadian banker Mark Carney.
The Bank of Canada Governor will bring a lot of experience and a tough reputation to his new role as Governor of the Bank of England.